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Nepal Tightens Rules Following Hiking Disaster

The Nepalese government says it will introduce new rules in an effort to reform the country's trekking industry after dozens were killed in a deadly Himalayan snowstorm last week. Tourism official Tulasi Gautam said hikers will be required to use GPS monitoring devices and take trained local guides. "There are GPS [global positioning system] devices available now that could tell where the trekkers were, even if only one person in the group has one," said Gautam. "We...

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